Welcome to NICA!
The National Independent Concessionaires Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.
Our growing membership includes over 1,000 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in Industry-related companies that specialize in distribution, insurance, manufacturing, supplies, and special services in the United States and Canada. NICA's large number of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season.
NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions nationwide along with the NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, Florida Federation of Fairs Convention and Trade Show in May, IAFE Convention in November, and NICA Marketplace and Trade Show in December.
Join Us in Vegas December 3-6, 2023 for NICA Marketplace!
"Together" We Will Share Ideas, Networking, Products, and Services
We are proud to announce the upcoming NICA Marketplace, where "Together!" we will share ideas, networking, products, and services, taking place December 3-6, 2023 at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. In 48 hours you will network with colleagues, discuss practical solutions, enjoy storytelling, and return enriched.
YOU, Business Owners/Managers, Fair Industry Leaders, and Trade Show Exhibitors.
NICA Marketplace will feature a non-exclusive Trade Show, Educational Sessions led by hands-on Event Industry Thought Leaders, and Networking Opportunities that are welcome and comfortable. A place where we all understand we are customers of each other and Together we share a Fair guest to serve.
Tuscany Suites and Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169. $79 Room Rate Sunday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 7th, with no resort fee ($44 waived), suite sized rooms with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, and Free Parking! Hotel is located six blocks off the strip on Flamingo Road (directly behind Horseshoe and Paris) and six minutes from the McCarran International Airport.
Sunday, December 3, 2023 through Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
- This is YOUR convention: programming content is focused on Industry relationships using effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.
- Share what is working in our Fair Community.
- Place Manufacturers and Suppliers in front of Business Owners and Managers.
- Showcase Commercial Exhibitors.
- Opportunity to streamline Practices and Procedures Together.
- Share Tips and Trends.
- Connect with your Fair Friends and Family.
- The Price is Right!
2023 Scholarship Applications are Now Available!
With the financial challenges that many of our students and their families are facing right now, the NICA Foundation is honored to award life-changing funds to so many deserving students. Created by NICA to oversee and administer a formal education scholarship program and foster development opportunities and training services, the NICA Foundation will be awarding over $30,000 to many deserving Scholarship Recipients in 2023.
The scholarship application for 2023 is now available online at www.nicainc.org/scholarship. Applications must be received in the NICA Office no later than June 1, 2023, to qualify. Start planning the next steps for the next chapter in your life today!
The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the latest Benefit Booklet for more details.
View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.